Oklahoma Department of Corrections

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Corrections Officer

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Corrections Officer in Taft, OK
Current Employee - Corrections Officer in Taft, OK

I have been working at Oklahoma Department of Corrections full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

I would say that you get benefits that are pretty good.Such as health insurance,life insurance,and you also get a twenty year retirement if you are a Corrections Officer.This twenty year retirement is only for CO's, and other jobs that falls as hazardous duty.You do get to work with some really good officers, and staff.

Cons

The downside for me working as a Corrections Officer is the shift work.I've worked different shifts for the last elevan years.I also feel that we are underpaid compared to other Department of Corrections around the country.I get frustrated sometimes becuse I have a Bachelors Degree,and I feel that I'm underpaid.We've also lost officers due to furloughs, and budget problems..

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think the Upper Management needs to develop better ways to recruit good hardworking people.I think that they need to have better plans to increase morale around the facilities.

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    Beneath me.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Oklahoma Department of Corrections

    Pros

    I like the once a month check., The pay is better than the private side of Corrections. The benefit package is Ok and you can retire if you stay in uniform after 20. If you stay in uniform for 5 years you can transfer to a desk job and keep your 20 retirement.

    Cons

    There are alot bullcrap people that make decisions that effect you with zero regard to you. Someone always has to be receiving punishment for something. Everyone is on eggshells and nobody trust the others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it more honorable, promote from within the prison leave probation and parole out of the prisons.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corrections

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Correctional Security Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Correctional Security Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Oklahoma Department of Corrections

    Pros

    The work is steady, we will always need correctional officers, the work is not very hard, free uniforms, three weeks paid vacation per year, all holidays paid, free insurance from day 1.

    Cons

    It is negative work, the inmates are negative there is not respect for officers. The pay is slow, there are very few pay raises you could go 5 years with no change in salary where is the motivation? Upper management is stuck up and thinks lowly of CO's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to respect employees all of them. Open communication lines let us know of the objectives, share information so we all can make informed decisions, and provide feedback.

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